Archive for January 2011

ALC takes delivery of the first of 51 Airbus A320 Family on order

Courtesy Airbus Air New Zealand becomes first operator with aircraft in all black rugby livery Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the aircraft financing and leasing company, has taken delivery of its first brand new A320 aircraft directly ordered from Airbus and to be leased to and operated by Air New Zealand. Air New Zealand has designed…

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Boeing, Seattle Anesthesia Outreach And Ethiopian Airlines Partner For Relief Flight

Courtesy Boeing SEATTLE, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — For the second time in less than two months, Boeing (NYSE: BA), Ethiopian Airlines and Seattle Anesthesia Outreach (SAO) have partnered to deliver medical equipment to Black Lion Hospital, Ethiopia’s largest hospital. The first consignment was delivered in December 2010. Approximately 2,700 pounds (1.2 metric tons) of…

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Boeing, Alaska Airlines Complete Contract for 15 Next-Generation 737s

Courtesy Boeing Alaska places its first order for the 737-900ER SEATTLE, Jan. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Alaska Airlines today announced an order for 15 Next-Generation 737 airplanes, comprised of 13 737-900ERs (extended range) and two 737-800s. The 737-900ER is a new model for the Alaska Airlines fleet. The contract, which includes…

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Moscow Airport Suicide Bomber Explodes Killing Many

Three hours ago an individual walks into baggage claim area of Moscow’s busiest airport with a bomb in his suitcase and detonates it. Investigation is under way as to the suicide bomber that caused at least 35 deaths so far and about 180 wounded from the explosion. Domodedovo airport is the busiest out of all…

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GE Capital Aviation Services orders 12 A330 Aircraft

Courtesy Airbus GE Capital Aviation Services (GECAS), the commercial aircraft leasing and financing arm of General Electric [NYSE: GE], has signed a firm order for 12 additional long-range A330-300 aircraft. This new order brings the total number of A330s ordered by GECAS to 32. “This order adds to our existing portfolio of A330 aircraft,” said…

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Mergers and Fleet

Its already mid January 2011 and many airlines are wrestling with decisions. Some have yet to come and some have past in their decisions. According to each individual we all have opinions and decisions to make in our companies. With the airlines that find themselves acquiring others there will be a right decision and a…

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Airline Commemorates Collective 40 Years of Service in Three of its FL Cities

DALLAS, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ —  Southwest Airlines is celebrating 15 years of service at both Tampa International Airport and Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and ten years of service at West Palm Beach International Airport. The airline will host events at all three airports to honor both Customers and Employees. The airline will…

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Chinese Approval of 200 Boeing Aircraft

SEATTLE, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Boeing (NYSE: BA) is pleased to have received final approval today from the Chinese Government confirming a $19 billion aircraft agreement. China’s approval of airline contracts for 200 orders covers aircraft to be delivered over a three-year period, 2011-2013. The approval helps Boeing maintain and expand its market share…

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Virgin America first Airline for A320neo booked

Courtesy Airbus Monday January 17, 2011 Airbus announced that its 10,000th order with a firm contract from Virgin America for 60 A320s, including 30 A320neo aircraft. This is the first firm order for the A320 new engine option; therefore Virgin America becomes the launch customer for the A320neo. This formalizes and expands an initial commitment…

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